Ship’s Log–November 18th


I tell you, this weather is just weird. I had to open the windows today to keep the house from overheating. This is not what I’m used to for mid-November. It is beautiful, but also unsettling. It feels like spring out there. The one thing this weather has been great for is running. I was able to do the past few runs in shorts and a T-shirt, though this time last year I was shopping for winter-weight running gear to keep the frost bite at bay.

Dinner tonight was something a bit different. Thing 1 has asked for some more interesting things for her school lunches, and she showed me a recipe for a vegan beef Wellington that inspired tonight’s dinner of tofu meat baked in filo dough. We made double the recipe so that she and her brother can take the leftovers in their lunches this week. It was an interesting experiment, and it turned out pretty good, though it could be better. I would like to figure out a way to do this with a whole grain dough of some kind instead of the refined flour filo dough.

Today’s Fitness:

45 minute MMA class. Tonight’s class was a good challenge. We spent it on rounds of sparring with conditioning drills during the “rest” periods.


  • Smoothie: banana, frozen mixed berries, red leaf lettuce, romaine, kale, flax and chia seed, unsweetened soy milk, and water
  • Cinnamon raisin Ezekiel English muffin with peanut butter
  • Coffee

Morning Snack:

  • Hot ginger peppermint tea


  • Baby spinach topped with hot, spiced kidney beans, onions, garlic, ginger, and tomatoes.
  • Leftover sweet potato fries
  • Cranberry raspberry seltzer
  • Coffee with cardamom and unsweetened soy milk
  • Almond date truffles

Afternoon Snacks:

  • Rice cake with hummus
  • Apple with leftover fondue cheese and a palmful of cranberries


  • Tofu meat (tofu, onions, garlic, walnuts, portobello mushroom, red pepper spinach, italian herbs, and Braggs liquid aminos) baked in fill dough
  • Red leaf lettuce, romain, and kale with sesame ginger dressing
  • Coconut seltzer
  • Almond date truffles

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